Des Moines is going to “Dew It”!

The annual professional skateboard “Dew Tour” is coming back to Des Moines on July 29-30, 2022. The tour, powered by Mountain Dew, will be held at Lauridsen Skatepark at the north end of the Principal Riverwalk next to the Des Moines River. The Lauridsen Skatepark is the perfect venue for the event as the 88,000 square feet park is the largest open skatepark in the nation. 

The “Dew Tour” is an innovative contest that connects the globe’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, and fans. The “Dew Tour” celebrates creativity and individual style. 

This year’s “Dew Tour” will be the finals of the skateboard competition so it will feature the world’s top skaters. The athletes will compete in the men’s and women’s individual Street and Park style skateboarding, as well as Adaptive skateboarding. Also, the “Dew Tour” will bring back the “Battle of the Shops,” which highlights regional skate shops that compete as a team on the Street course. Des Moines own skate shop, Subsect Skate Shop, will compete against other Midwest shops from Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Minneapolis.

In prior years, the “Dew Tour” was an Olympic qualifying event. As such, many Olympians are expected to compete in Des Moines at this year’s event. According to, the Lauridsen Skatepark will challenge the athletes on features that include a “promenade, flow bowl, amoeba pool, snake run, and a skateable art piece entitled WOW.”   

The “Dew Tour” will be fun for all of Des Moines in that it will also be host to a public two-day festival for fans of all ages. For one general admission ticket, fans will have the opportunity to visit the “sponsor” village, attempt the public skate pump track, consume festival food and beverages, and attend professional athlete “meet and greets.” If you can’t make it to Lauridsen Skatepark, the “Dew Tour” will be livestreamed on, Facebook Live, YouTube, and other social media platforms.

Fun, exciting events coming are returning to Des Moines. Be part of the action! I’d love to talk to you about buying and selling commercial real estate in and around Des Moines. Feel free to contact me about your commercial real estate needs.Portions of my blog reference the Catch Des Moines article: “2022 Summer Dew Tour Skateboard Competition and Festival Returns to Des Moines, Iowa July 29 & 30” Link here:

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